Real Estate News & Tips

How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect the Housing Market?

There is so much talk in the financial world and among people in general about the interest rate hikes in 2022. The central bank is laying its groundwork to raise interest rates this year and perhaps several times. Borrowers, as a result, will see the costs to get funding go up. The Federal Reserve said ...

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What You Need to Know About Closing Costs

When you’re planning to buy a house, you don’t just need upfront cash for a ...

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Can You Use Home Equity to Buy Another Property?

When you have equity in your home, you can tap into that and, if you’re ...

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Credit Inquiries: Hard, Soft and No In-Between

When you get a copy of your credit report, you’ll see much more than just ...

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Loan-to-Value Ratio Explained

When you’re buying a home, you’re likely to hear a lot of terms, some of ...

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How Do You Get a Construction Loan?

If you want to build a custom home instead of buying an existing property, you ...

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It Ain’t Over ‘Til the ‘Funding Lady’ Sings

If you think your new mortgage loan is official once you’ve signed your closing papers, ...

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How Do You Make an Offer on a House?

Deciding to buy a house is huge—it’s one of the most significant investments you’ll ever ...

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The Pros & Cons of Building a Custom Home

Right now, many would-be homebuyers are facing a predicament, which is that there is a ...

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Tips for Choosing a Home Builder

If you’ve decided you’re going to build a custom home rather than buying an existing one, the process of getting started can be intimidating. When you buy an existing home, you know what you’re getting. When you’re going to do a custom build, there is a lot of uncertainty. One of the first things you ...

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Inspection vs. Appraisal: How Do They Compare?

When you’re buying a home, you’ll need two types of inspections—one is the actual inspection, and the other is the appraisal. They seem similar at first glance because both, as you might guess, involve a walkthrough of the property. They have different purposes, however. The information obtained is also reported to different parties. What is ...

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